‘The Dark Knight’ Runs Rings Around the Saturn Awards

Last summer's blockbuster took home five awards at last night's event.
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It was a big night for a dark knight as last year's mega-blockbuster took in even more accolades. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Dark Knight was the big winner at the 35th Annual Saturn Awards held last night in Burbank, California. The Christopher Nolan film lead the way taking home five awards, including awards for Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film and individual kudos to Christopher and Jonathan Nolan for the screenplay and Heath Ledger for his supporting performance.

Other big winners included Iron Man and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which each won three awards and Battlestar Galactica was tops in TV with three wins including Best Syndicated/Cable TV Series.

Here's a complete list of last night's winners below.

  • Best Science Fiction Film: Iron Man

    Best Fantasy Film: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Best Horror Film: Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film: The Dark Knight

    Best Actor: Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man)

    Best Actress: Angelina Jolie (Changeling)

    Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

    Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

    Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Jaden Christopher Smith (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

    Best Director: Jon Favreau (Iron Man)

    Best Writer: Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight)

    Best Music: Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight)

    Best Costume: Mary Zophres (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

    Best Make-Up: Greg Cannom (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

    Best Special Effects: Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Timothy Webber, Paul J. Franklin (The Dark Knight)

    Best International Film: Let the Right One in

    Best Animated Film: WALL-E

    Best Television Series: Lost

    Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: Battlestar Galactica

    Best Presentation on Television: The Librarian: The Curse of The Judas Chalice

    Best Actor on Television: Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica)

    Best Actress on Television: Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica)

    Best Supporting Actor on Television: Adrian Pasdar (Heroes)

    Best Supporting Actress on Televison: Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter)

    Guest Starring Role on Television: Jimmy Smits (Dexter)

    Best DVD Release: Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

    Best DVD Special Edition Release: Stephen King's The Mist 2-Disc Collector's Edition

    Best DVD Classic Film Release: Psycho Universal Legacy Series

    Best DVD Collection: The Godfather Collection - Coppola Restoration

    Best Series on DVD: Moonlight

    Best Retro Series on DVD: The Invaders

    The Life Career Award: Lance Henriksen

    The Lifetime Achievement Award: Leonard Nimoy

    The Visionary Award: Jeffrey Katzenberg

The Dark Knight was released July 18th, 2008.

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  • narrator • 6 years ago

    Jon Favreau was not best director. Nolan or Fincher was. And as people below said, HB2 was not a horror movie.


    • sirmetro • 6 years ago

      Won't comment on TDK coz we all know it was gonna make it,and is still makin it. Am happy that Curious Case is on the list.. i liked that movie, even Day The Earth Stood Still kicked ass.


      • newkill200 • 6 years ago

        Iron man is not a science fiction movie.Cloverfield should have one for sci fi. F*ck the Saturns. They give that bitch Jolie an award for best actress instead of Anne Hathaway who deserved it. They gave the most annoying child an award, Jaden Smith. Nolan should have one for director. I have to see that let the right one in. Every thing with tv suck ass. They got all these lifetime, life career and visionary bullsh*t and none of those awards go to Bruce Willis, before that guy leaves this planet he better get awarded with something. Pussies.


        • bane5000 • 6 years ago

          i love how, even though hes only appeared twice on the big screen, the joker just steals the movie

          i loved jacks version for years but till heaths came out, i was blown away at how perfect they made the characteristics of the clown prince of crime

          sadistic, clever, always 2 steps ahaead of everyone, charming, plays with ur head and emotions,a petty thug with the mind of a crime boss and just enjoying every single moment of chaos hes creating

          well see in another 10 -20 years when they remake batman again and try to top heaths perfomance with another joker, highly doubt it


          • cmrboi • 6 years ago

            hasnt TDK dominated every award show sho far?


            • ridgl • 6 years ago

              why don't we just call it the joker movie? whenever someone puts a picture up about TDK, it is ALWAYS of Heath. TDK was great, but it wasnt a BATMAN film.


              • fallenhero • 6 years ago

                Nice to hear that The Dark Knight is finally getting its awards. It earned it. The oscars can F*** Off for not even letting The Dark Knight go fo Best Picture. Who the hell even saw The Reader?


                • remy72883 • 6 years ago

                  I think the Dark Knight is simple one of the top 3 best films ive ever seen so its no surprise its still kicking ass and taking names


                  • gaj1992 • 6 years ago

                    ooooooo. hellboy is so scary. it has hell in the name. its horror. oooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

                    f*ck off, put some good movie that deserves the award. everything else is amazing though. but that fault destroys it all.


                    • twistedsmile • 6 years ago

                      It's cool to see that The Dark Knight is still going strong. It deserves everything it's given.


                      • avian005 • 6 years ago

                        There is only three things I do not like about the list.

                        HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY is not a HORROR movie.

                        BEST DIRECTOR should have been CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (THE DARK KNIGHT)

                        The DVD lists

                        Other than that, great list.


                        • vampire2000 • 6 years ago

                          Someone should be fired if their idea of a horror film was "Hellboy II: The Golden Army."


                          • nivle • 6 years ago

                            WTF hell boy 2 a horror thats retarded


                            • slysnideii • 6 years ago

                              fantasy actually.


                              • velvetvirus • 6 years ago

                                seriously... hellboy sucked. the first one was boring.. but the second was a little better but it still sucked and its far from a horror range. its more comical


                                • epsalon • 6 years ago

                                  This is good, but how the hell is Hellboy II a horror film? Can someone explain this to me?!


                                  • slysnide • 6 years ago

                                    oh yeah, and "The Wire" season 5 should be the best TV show award winner. But I still can't fathom why HellBoy II is slated as being a horror film? That's doing a disgrace to Guillermo Del Toro AND the movie!

                                    Mary Zophers did do a fantastic job at costume design for IJ4.

                                    And I disagree with the best director award. For me it'd be a toss up between Christopher Nolan & David Fincher.


                                    • physco-123 • 6 years ago

                                      I agree with most of the list but best DVD release? WTF?


                                      • slysnide • 6 years ago

                                        I agree with most of these. But wtf? HB2 wasn't a horror film! It was fantasy/comic book. And who the hell is Jack Brooks and how can he have the best DVD release?


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